Puncture Vine & Posts

Not a very exciting day, pulling puncture vine and scraping down posts.  But I can do boring, and enjoy it.  The weather was beautiful, in the upper 70’s or low 80’s with a 10 mph breeze.  Decided to pull puncture vine and try out my new big wheel trimmer.  It worked great.  I pull the vine and try to clean up as many seeds as I can so it won’t be tracked all over the yard.  That is a nasty weed.  If anyone knows how to get rid of it, I am open to suggestions.  Oh, and the trimmer works great on everything else.

Managed to get two of the posts apart and have one almost glued-up.  The other one I will be gluing up tomorrow.  One of the things I enjoy doing, but it eats up a lot of productive time, is scrape the paint off the posts.  To me that is about as much fun as popping bubbles on bubble wrap, doesn’t take a lot of mental work and allows you a bunch of time to just be cathartic and let your mind wander.

Brandon from O’Conner’s Carpet One came out this morning to get on-site measurements to confirm his estimate which was taken off the plans.  There wasn’t much change and we discussed when the flooring would go in.  Gabe from  S & K Mountain Construction said we would be looking at about mid October for that to happen.  I believe the floor will go down then the doors and trim and cabinets.  Then electrical fixtures and plumbing fixtures.  It is getting a little more real every day.  I’m glad I took the week off to work on my part.

We had a couple of runs to the Dr. for Lynn, but the rest I have spent outside doing one thing or another.

Now for some pictures.

This is the new home of the washer and dryer
This is the new home of the washer and dryer
The downstairs furnace
The downstairs furnace
Another view of the reading balcony.  What can I say this will probably be one of my favorite spots.
Another view of the reading balcony. What can I say this will probably be one of my favorite spots.
The bonus room windows looking out over the back pasture
The bonus room windows looking out over the back pasture
One of the claw foot tubs in the main upstairs bath
One of the claw foot tubs in the main upstairs bath

I am really excited to get the claw-foot tubs refinished as that will add a lot to the Victorian look of the house.

The bonus room will house Lynn’s pool table (or billiard table) which has been crated up for more than 29 years.  I guess he will get his exercise climbing the stairs to play pool.  That’s one way to get him to exercise!  He thinks he will be spending a lot of time sitting on the back upstairs deck watching the deer and other wildlife in the back acres.  To tell you the truth, that is one of the things I am looking forward to.  It faces North and really doesn’t get much sun so it is a little shady and comfortable.

Well, I guess I need to go and spend some quality time with Lynn.  The crew is working on more of the drywall so I will be posting more pictures this weekend.

Annie, The daydreaming post-scraper.  🙂

 

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5 thoughts on “Puncture Vine & Posts

  1. Pingback: Puncture Vine & Posts | 15yearsandcountingdream

  2. Jule

    Hi Ann,
    Your house looks wonderful!!! I cant imagine how excited you much be 🙂
    If you find a fix to the puncture vine issue please share!!!! Those things are obnoxiously nasty!!!!!!

    1. Just digging them out and sweeping up the seed as much as possible and spray in the spring. I am super excited, just hope I can afford it when it is all said and done. Between the taxes and flood insurance, it’s going to be a challenge. Thanks for following my blog. 🙂

  3. Oh I too love popping bubble wraps… so much fun 🙂 You know, it is not the ‘extraordinary’ element that gives joy and happiness. Sometime, the goodness of ordinary and simple things have more pleasure concealed. The fun in tasting tomatoes, riding a bike, dancing in rain and sometime sitting idea and watching ceiling 😀

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